My client is running Windows XP Pro with IIS6. They need to develop locally, and have multiple sites in EPiServer.
IIS6 only allows a single Web site. Is this possible?
Any attempt to run two EPiServer sites through the same IIS site results in:
Application is initialized with settings for siteId="Site1", but current request maps to siteId="Site2"
If this won't work, then is it possible to have multiple sites in Cassini?
You can use a tools like EasyIIS or IISAdmin to stop/start your various sites on Windows XP. Unfortunately only one can run at a time.
I haven't tried this myself, but there's a piece of software called MultiSite Filter Version 2 which claims to being enable multiple website support (simultaneous) in Windows XP / IIS. How it might pan out with EPi... no idea. :)
My take on it as that you suggest upgrading to Win7 or run Windows Server 2003/2008 in a virtual environment (VirtualPC or VMWare) where they can do all their awesome EPi-deving. :)
You can go for Mutiple virtual directories within a single website and create separate apllication pools for that to improve the performance.